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for the Blind

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Switchboard Operator (Part-Time) 3 Positions Available

Organization: Lighthouse Louisiana

Posted: 6/19/2018

Job Summary: Responsible for supporting the VA mission by operating hospital switchboard and connecting callers to the appropriate extensions.

1. Education: High school diploma or GED preferred.
2. Special Knowledge/Skills: Switchboard and informational operations skills, meeting and dealing with people from various backgrounds and levels of understanding, ability to adapt to changing work conditions, proficiency in spelling, ability to read Braille helpful, but not required.
3. Experience: 6 months work experience, preferably on a switchboard. Additional experience will be considered when hiring.
4. Supervisory Responsibilities: None.
5. Physical: Able to perform the specified duties. Able to speak clearly and easily be understood by others. Able to travel throughout the facility to safely and effectively manage all work responsibilities, breaks, and emergency evacuations, with or without a reasonable accommodation. Able to manage all self-care needs and activities of daily living as required to support successful employment, with or without a reasonable accommodation.
6. Personality: Pleasant, patient, congenial, motivated, friendly, and professional at all times, excellent communication and customer relations skills are mandatory.
7. Working Conditions: Inside, office environment, prolonged sitting, some high pressure situations.
8. Work Schedule: Operations run 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Regularly scheduled 20 – 29 hours. Some night, weekend, holiday, and/or disaster work may be mandatory.
9. Background Check and Drug Test Required: Employment is contingent based upon satisfactory results.

Lighthouse Louisiana is an Equal Opportunity.

Contact: Terri J Brown

Phone: (504) 899-4501 ext. 229

Fax: (504) 895-4162



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